Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2
Release Date: 21 Apr 2016
Antimuscarinics in Older People: Dry Mouth and Beyond
Many common prescription and over-the-counter medications have antimuscarinic effects. Antimuscarinics are a well recognized cause of dry mouth, with potential to cause other physical and cognitive adverse effects. A comprehensive medication review in a patient presenting with dry mouth can lead to overall health improvements. Scoring systems can be helpful in identifying antimuscarinic drugs and their adverse effects.
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